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review 2020-12-03 07:24
Ladies' Night
Ladies' Night - Mary Kay Andrews

Definitely not one of her best books, but not nearly as poor as I was led to believe.  Admittedly, it's set in my home town, which never fails to delight me as my home town only read made it on to the map in the last 15 years or so.  But I enjoyed following the main character's vision and her hard work on restoring the Cracker house, and I thoroughly enjoyed the romantic interest's background of owning Jungle Jerry's, a fictional but entirely accurate take on Sarasota Jungle Gardens, right down to the parrot that rides a bike. 

 

Nostalgia definitely bumped the rating on this book at least a star; the villains were too villainous to be real - although in Florida non of them were impossible - and the plots were superficial at best.  I always hold up her non detective fiction against her an early work of hers, Hissy Fit, and this falls far short of that incredibly readable story, but it's not, as I said, her worst.  Living as far from home as one can get and still be on the planet, I thoroughly enjoyed the virtual trip home, so, 4 stars.

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text 2017-06-05 15:08
One of his most lightest works maybe?
Ladies' Night - Jack Ketchum

Tom Braun is sitting in his neighborhood bar. His wife and his boy are at home in their apartment just a few blocks away. He's had yet another fight with her and is looking to steady his nerves and drown his sorrows and maybe--if he's lucky--snag a little something on the side. But the women in the bar are very strange tonight.

 

 

This was a really enjoyable read. I know what your thinking!? This is the same author that wrote THAT book... 'The Girl next door.' And I will admit I'm still trying to gather the mind will to read it. I guess I will one day who knows?

 

But anyways, after reading Off season this to me was a really light read compared to some of his other works, it's Still the classic Jack Ketchum style of way bloody out there With gut's and gore! And all that Classic splatterpunk style he's well known for, but it was funny!

 

I had vision's of what Shaun and the dead could be like if it had a splatterpunk theme! I'm not going to give too much away, I try to never do that. But if your into your splatterpunk I highly recommend this!

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